In 2013, Joey Chestnut, the world's best Major League Eater, downed 141 hard-boiled eggs in eight minutes.
According to the newly published results of a study that ran from 1991 to 2009 and tracked more than 8,500 adults, eating far fewer eggs than that still increases your risk for Type 2 diabetes substantially.
The research, published in the British Journal of Nutrition, found that people who ate the equivalent of about one egg a day boosted their risk for Type 2 diabetes by 60%.
And even eating the equivalent of just under five eggs a week over the long haul upped the risk for diabetes by 25%. Women seem more affected than men.
Other data show that in the U.S., adults eat slightly less than the equivalent of one egg a day. So your three-egg omelet for weekend brunch pushes the three drive-thru breakfast sandwiches into the diabetes danger zone.
That may be due to the fact that egg yolk changes the bacteria in your intestine, triggering inflammation that disrupts glucose regulation. For some folks, it also increases bad LDL cholesterol. And a diet rich in processed carbohydrates diet may amplify the risk.
If this information sends you scrambling for satisfying alternative breakfasts, we suggest you poach a few recipes from Dr. Mike's "What to Eat When Cookbook."
There's a Mushroom MLT, a Salmon Burger (morning protein is a smart move), the Vitality Smoothie, and When Way Golden Milk with soothing almond and hemp milk, ginger, cinnamon, and turmeric.